permanent

Director of Emergency Services

Central Maine Healthcare | Lewiston, Maine 04240

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: November 12, 2021
Opportunity Code: 29546

Summary

Key System-Level Nursing Leadership Opportunity over Multiple Units in Scenic Area of Maine 


The Position

  • The Director of Emergency Services provides system-wide strategic and administrative leadership for Central Maine Healthcare’s Emergency Departments, Clinical Observation unit, Connect transfer center, and Life Flight. This leader will have matrix reporting structure at the Critical Access hospitals with nursing leadership.
  • Direct oversight includes 40 total beds and approximately 90 FTEs across departments.
  • Seeking a collaborative leader to partner across service lines and prioritize employee recruitment, retention, education, and mentoring.
  • Ensure the provision of exceptional emergency care and optimal patient/family outcomes through evidence-based best practices, continual performance and process improvement, and a strong focus on patient experience. 
  • Must bring 5+ years of progressive leadership experience related to Emergency Services.
  • Active Registered Nursing license and a Master’s degree (or must be actively pursuing) required. Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) preferred.

The Organization

  • Central Maine Healthcare (CMH) is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving 400,000 people living in central, western, and mid-coast Maine. CMH’s hospital facilities include Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital, and Rumford Hospital. CMH also supports Central Maine Medical Group, a primary and specialty care practice organization.
  • Other system services include the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, a regional trauma program, LifeFlight of Maine’s southern Maine base, the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, and other high-quality clinical services.
  • CMMC is a 250-bed, not-for-profit, Joint Commission accredited facility that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of patient care and services.
  • Central Maine Healthcare operates the largest emergency room in the area and is one of three designated trauma centers in Maine. CMMC sees approximately 35,000 annual ED visits.

The Community 

  • Lewiston is the second largest city in the state of Maine, known for playing host to annual festivals that include Liberty Festival, The Great Falls Balloon Festival, and the Emerge Film Festival.
  • The city is proud of its diverse restaurant scene, historic landmarks, recreational access to the Androscoggin River, and proximity to the Maine coastline and Western mountains.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy rock climbing on the pink granite cliffs of Acadia, flying alongside bald eagles in a hot air balloon, or surfing the waves that crash into the sandy beaches of Old Orchard.
  • Lewiston is part of the Lewiston-Auburn metro area, often called the Twin Cities or “L/A,” and is 30 miles north of Portland, Maine, in the Maine Lakes and Mountains region. They are split by the Androscoggin River and its Great Falls and you can walk along the river between the two towns on the Auburn Riverwalk.

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